Senior Associate Provost and Dean of the Graham
Hyde Park Campus
40610 Office of the Provost
About the Unit
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. UChicago research has led to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to inform urban schooling. We generate new insights for the benefit of present and future generations with our national and affiliated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The University of Chicago is enriched by the city we in which it is situated. In partnership with our neighbors, we invest in Chicago's mid-South Side across such areas as health, education, economic growth, and the arts. Together with our medical center, we are the largest private employer on the South Side. In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life. Our diverse and creative students and alumni drive innovation, and lead international conversations. Alumni and faculty, lecturers and postdocs go on to become Nobel laureates, CEOs, university presidents, attorneys general, literary figures, and astronauts.
The University of Chicago seeks the next Senior Associate Provost (SAP) with responsibility of leading UChicagoX, a campus-wide engagement across units and Divisions. The SAP will also have the additional title of and serve as Dean of the Graham School, reporting to the Provost in both capacities.
The SAP will work collaboratively with the Deans of various schools and other educational leaders to expand the breadth and depth of education programs offered by UChicago in traditional (classroom) and non-traditional (online) formats. In addition, as the Dean of the Graham School, which has a long tradition of offering its own education programs, including Master's degree programs and non-degree professional development programs, s/he will promote the mission and values of the school to both internal and external audiences.
The SAP/Dean will be a leader in the effort to both develop and evolve the content and offerings of the Graham School, as well as to build upon existing resources to establish a functional model of UChicagoX and use it to engage deeply with faculty from across the University. The SAP/Dean will also understand the external landscape of non-traditional students, their ever-evolving demands and the various partnerships and relationships that will allow the University to reach and serve them in an effective and efficient manner.
Amongst other duties, the SAP/Dean is expected to:
- Lead the development, maintenance and growth of the Graham School programs along the lines described above, and in concert with the University community at large.
- Implement an efficient organizational and operational structure for UChicagoX to be able to carry out its charter of an engaged and interactive service unit for all the units and Divisions.
- Work closely to keep abreast of the ever-changing needs and landscape of the non-traditional student population through direct engagement as well as through relevant partner institutional networks.
- Develop and fine-tune financial models to evaluate, monitor and guide successful economic outcomes for both Graham and UChicagoX, with appropriate consideration of the economic incentives for the units and Divisions.
- Build relationships with Deans and faculty to get buy-in and engagement into the new two-unit model built from the erstwhile Graham model.
In order to be effective at these duties, the successful candidate will have an established record of leadership in a dynamic environment with diverse and complex stakeholders, governance structure and market characteristics. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of operating within the framework of a leading academic institution, and will be a strong general manager capable of handling a broad spectrum of talents and interests. The critical competencies for success are:
- Leadership that straddles academic and market stakeholders
- Thriving in a complex environment
- Organizational capacity building
- Balancing financial profitability with the University's academic eminence
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS
A graduate degree is required; a PhD is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will have:
- 8+ years of relevant experience in leading and managing an organization at the senior executive/administrative level
- Demonstrated ability to establish, manage, and maintain diverse and complex internal institutional and external relationships
- Familiarity with the latest in continuing and professional education programs including development design and delivery techniques, and technology innovations
- Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze and communicate the internal and external needs of client organizations in the design and implementation of tailored and customized programs
- Excellent management skills to oversee a staff, financial resources, technology, and business development resources in a premier academic institution
- Exceptional communication skills: written, oral, presentation and interpersonal
- Demonstrated passion for commitment to outstanding quality, as well as high energy and motivation.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.
We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
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